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Poster: DeadEncore Date: Nov 22, 2013 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mu-Tron Legacy

I'm sure this has been brought up, but I don't know the answer. When did Jerry first start w/ the Mu-Tron? It's surely in 77 but not sure if there were any shows in late 76 where he used it. Listened to DP20 this am with two concerts from late Sept, which did not have the tron and really seem to be flat with the Dancing in the streets. I'm a believer that that effect really energized the band as the new toy gave them a whole new sound they could play with. 77 shows just seemed to have a lot more energy than 76. Any thoughts ???

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 22, 2013 9:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

I believe the Musitronics Mutron III envelope filter didn't come out until about late 76...Stevie Wonder used it a bunch too about the same time "Higher Ground"

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Poster: Pat Buzby Date: Nov 22, 2013 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

Not sure about the Mu-Tron but I think Bill and Mickey played "Dancin'" better in 77, in 76 they overplayed and sounded stiff.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Nov 23, 2013 3:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

There's a section in the liner notes to the May 77 box set that talks about the Mu-Tron, but I can't remember offhand how specific they got on the date (they were pretty specific about mentioning a lot of things in the notes). Perhaps there might be a good place to look.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Nov 22, 2013 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

http://dozin.com/jers/guitar/history.htm

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Poster: DeadEncore Date: Nov 22, 2013 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

Thanks for the link Pig Street. Great facts and a fun read.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Nov 22, 2013 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

Is this the Mutron? September 76:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p4FYiPzWP0&;feature=share&list=UULqnMq3M9lpfL39631dYccg

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 22, 2013 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

I love this jam, but that is a good old fashioned wah pedal and some pinched harmonics...

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Nov 22, 2013 7:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

2/26/77 is the first show i can recall hearing it

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Nov 23, 2013 5:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mu-Tron Legacy

i would posit that the introduction of estimated prophet to the repetoire would have also been the intro of the mu-tron...can't play that song without it